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Final Arrangements for Officer Hall and the Family releases a statement

  Final Arrangements Update for Officer Hall       PITTSBURGH, PA (July 19, 2019) – Funeral...

 

Jack L. Daniel, author of Negotiating a Historically White University While Black

Interview with Jack L. Daniel, author of Negotiating a Historically White University While Black Interview conducted by Deliah Lawrence,...

 

Larimer, East Liberty residential projects to receive substantial support

  Larimer, East Liberty residential projects to receive substantial support   Projects will add affordable...

 

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh names Janine Woods as new CEO

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh names Janine Woods as new CEO A nationally recognized nonprofit executive relocating to Pittsburgh to advocate...

 

Steelers hire Gay and Johnson as coaching interns

Steelers hire Gay and Johnson as coaching interns       The Pittsburgh Steelers have hired alumni William Gay...

 

Statement by Mayor William Peduto on the Passing of Officer Calvin Hall

Mayor William Peduto released the following statement today regarding the death of Pittsburgh Police Officer Calvin Hall, who was shot July...

 

AG Shapiro Launches Track + Trace Initiative Targeting Gun Violence in Pennsylvania

Collaborative, statewide initiative uses data-driven approach to decrease gun trafficking and illegal transfers ERIE — Attorney General...

 

Pitt Board of Trustees Elects Five New Members

    The University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees elected five new trustees during its annual meeting on Friday, June 28....

 

Local Organizers Urge Governor Wolf Close Berks Detention Center During Worldwide Vigil

  Local Organizers Protest Abuses of Carceral Systems, Urge Governor Wolf to Close Berks Detention Center During Worldwide Lights for...

 

Pittsburgh Black Elected Officials Respond to Attack on 13-year African American Youth in Greenfield

  Pittsburgh Black Elected Officials Coalition Express Community’s Concern after Video...

 

Riverlife announces Matthew Galluzzo as Riverlife President and CEO

RIVERLIFE ANNOUNCES MATTHEW GALLUZZO AS RIVERLIFE PRESIDENT AND CEO   Riverlife, the nonprofit organization working to implement a...

 

Heinz Endowments’ Just Arts initiative envisions more inclusive art future

  Heinz Endowments’ Just Arts initiative  envisions more inclusive art future  Program will...

 

Pastor releases statement on Church being target of terroristic threat, Mayor on Man Arrested

Legacy International Worship Center Pastor Michael Anthony Day Releases Statement on Church   allegedly the target of a terroristic threat...

 

Statement by Mayor William Peduto and URA Board on Leadership Changes

Statement by Mayor William Peduto and URA Board on Leadership Changes Today, the Urban Redevelopment Authority Board of Directors and Mayor...

 

Pitt Unveils Aaron Donald Football Performance Center

PITT UNVEILS AARON DONALD FOOTBALL PERFORMANCE CENTER   The University of Pittsburgh officially unveiled the newly dedicated Aaron...

 

Governor Wolf Declares “Juneteenth National Freedom Day” in Pennsylvania

Governor Wolf Declares “Juneteenth National Freedom Day” in Pennsylvania     Governor Tom Wolf...

 

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh Greenlights $60 Million Hotel Project

RIVERS CASINO PITTSBURGH GREENLIGHTS $60 MILLION HOTEL PROJECT Hotel brand revealed; local general contractor selected  ...

 

Pelicans Hire Swin Cash as Vice President of Basketball Operations and Team Development

Pelicans Hire McKeesport's Swin Cash as Vice President of Basketball Operations and Team Development       ...

 
 

Blayre Holmes Davis, new gig with the Steelers, focusing in on bridging the gap with the community

PUM One on One: Blayre Holmes Davis, Taking on a New Gig with the Pittsburgh Steelers Focusing on Bridging the Gap with the Community...

 

Gladys Hunt-Mason, Cancer Survivor Using Her Voice to Encourage Women to Get Their Mammograms

PUM One on One: Gladys Hunt-Mason Cancer Survivor Using Her Voice to Encourage Women to Get Their Mammograms      ...

 

PUM Contributor Kam Williams, A Prolific Film and Literary Critic Dies.

“Prolific Film and Literary Critic Dies”   "A Contributor to PittsburghUrbanMedia.com for the past ten years, we...

 

Catching up with Valerie A. Stallworth, MPH – HIV/STD Program Manager, Allegheny County Health Department

Bio:  Valerie A. Stallworth, MPH – HIV/STD Program Manager, Allegheny County Health Department Valerie Stallworth became the...

 

Striving for Reproductive Justice in a Political System that Reproduces Injustices: An Interview with Amani Danielle Echols by PUM Contributor Jack L. Daniel

  Striving for Reproductive Justice in a Political System that Reproduces Injustices:  An Interview with Amani...

 

June is African American Music Month, An Exciting Museum on the Horizon

  In Celebration of African-American Music Month   An Exciting New Museum On The Horizon by MARGAREE K. MITCHELL...

 

New Downtown Public Art Project an Interactive Tribute to Influential Pittsburghers

New Downtown Public Art Project an Interactive Tribute to Influential Pittsburghers     The City of Pittsburgh is...

 

Mayor William Peduto Creates City’s First Office of Equity

Mayor William Peduto signs an Executive Order creating the City’s Office of Equity, which will work across City of Pittsburgh government to...

 

The Harriet Tubman $20 Bill Won't Arrive Until 2028, If It Ever Comes at All

The Harriet Tubman $20 Bill Won't Arrive Until 2028, If It Ever Comes at All     Treasury Secretary Steven...

 

New Art Intersection Debuts in Shadyside

New Art Intersection Debuts in Shadyside     The City of Pittsburgh is pleased to present a new artist-designed...

 

A Black grandson graduating

A BLACK GRANDSON GRADUATING     “I am confused and afraid I wonder what path I will take I hear that...

 

Concilmen introduce equity and inclusion legislation for the city of Pittsburgh

  COUNCILMEN LAVELLE AND BURGESS INTRODUCE EQUITY AND INCLUSION LEGISLATION FOR THE CITY OF PITTSBURGH     On...

 

PUM One on One Hilda Pang Fu, Founder & President Luminari

PUM One on One Hilda Pang Fu, Founder & President Luminari    Hilda Pang Fu- Founder & President...

 

Fitzgerald Statement on Howsie’s Confirmation as Allegheny County Judge

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald issued the following statement following the Pennsylvania Senate’s unanimous confirmation of Chief Public...

 

ACLU-PA Statement on the Settlement of McKeesport Black Student Union Lawsuit

ACLU-PA Statement on the Settlement of McKeesport Black Student Union Lawsuit       The American Civil...

 

Center for Victims launches app for jail release notifications

  Center for Victims is looking to make a grand entrance into Pittsburgh’s booming tech industry. Several years ago, Center...

 

Steelers trade up; select Bush in first round

Steelers trade up; select Bush in first round     Making the move: It’s not often the Steelers trade up in...

 

Shady Side Academy Receives $5.2 Million Gift to Financial Aid Endowment

Shady Side Academy Receives $5.2 Million Gift to Financial Aid Endowment David and Rose Marie Mancosh Scholarship Fund Will Provide...

 

Pitt Announces New Chief Information Officer

  University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher has named Mark D. Henderson to serve as chief information officer and vice...

 

City Releases Second Pittsburgh Equity Indicators Report

City Releases Second Pittsburgh Equity Indicators Report The City of Pittsburgh released the second annual report on the ...

 

Pittsburgh EMS Promotes Four New Chiefs, including the first female and the first minority to be EMS Deputy Chief

Pittsburgh EMS Promotes Four New Chiefs, including the first female and the first minority to be EMS Deputy Chief   Four members of...

 

Intentional and Accidental Church Burnings

INTENTIONAL AND ACCIDENTAL CHURCH BURNINGS “…A full understanding of fire as a weapon and implications for...

 

Pittsburgh Technical College Appoints Alicia B. Harvey-Smith, Ph.D. President

  Pittsburgh Technical College Appoints Alicia B. Harvey-Smith, Ph.D. President Learning-Centered Educator Has National Profile as...

 

Mayor William Peduto Signs Legislation on Firearms and Gun Violence

Mayor William Peduto Signs Legislation on Firearms and Gun Violence     Surrounded by family members and friends of those...

 

Phipps Conservatory’s Homegrown Program Recognized with Mary Savage Award for Neighborhood Beautification

Phipps Conservatory’s Homegrown Program Recognized with Mary Savage Award for Neighborhood Beautification    ...

 

Compounding Privileges in White, Affluent Neighborhoods Drive Urban Inequality

Compounding Privileges in White, Affluent Neighborhoods Drive Urban Inequality        ...

 

The Hill House & bike lanes

The Hill House & bike lanes       Word that Pittsburgh’s Hill House Association plans to...

 

Librarian Helps Aspiring Entrepreneurs Clear Pathways to Their New Ventures

Librarian Helps Aspiring Entrepreneurs Clear Pathways to Their New Ventures            ...

 

Lower Hill Development Update from Councilman Daniel Wood

LOWER HILL DEVELOPMENT UPDATE   From: Councilman Daniel Wood of Pittsburgh 6th District April Newsletter overview After years of...

 

PUC Approves First-Ever Review on Uber’s Driver Background Check Process in Pennsylvania; Recommends Future Improvements

    The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) releases its  first-ever report of Uber’s driver...

 

Healthy Start Pittsburgh Receives 5-year Federal Grant Award

Healthy Start Pittsburgh Receives 5-year Federal Grant Award    A s media and public attention to maternal and child health...

 
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